Find a pet sitter near Sarasota, FL

Find a pet sitter near Sarasota, FL

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Find a pet sitter near Sarasota, FL

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How much should you pay for a pet sitter?

Pet sitting provides your precious pet with in-home care. A pet-sitter can make a brief visit during the day to provide snacks, playtime or affection, or stay at your house for one or more nights to tend to your pet. Prices for pet-sitting will vary based on length of the visit. Nationally, pet sitting prices range from $20 to $30, although prices run higher for your sitter to stay the night. Prices will also be affected by where you live in the country. Here are some examples of average pet-sitting prices based on length of time and region:

  • 30-minute visit: $17 in a small Texas town.
  • 30-minute visit: $25 in Southern California.
    • 45-minute visit: $28.
    • 60-minute visit: $32.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $50 in Texas.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $85 in Southern California.
    • 12 hours: $100.
    • 24 hours: $200. This is a good option for a sick, elderly or brand-new pet that needs constant supervision.

How much does it cost to hire a house sitter?

House-sitting can be a lifesaver when you’re leaving town for any length of time. Whether you work remotely, you’re taking a much-needed vacation, or you just want to road-trip for a few days, it’s wise to have a pro keep an eye on your house and pets while you’re gone. Your home is more likely to stay safe and you won’t have to wrangle the kitty into a kennel to travel with you. The national average pet-sitting price ranges between $20 and $30. Pet-sitting and house-sitting costs will vary based on where you live in the country and regional labor rates. Another factor in cost is how long you want the house-sitter to stay. Some people prefer to have the house-sitter stay the night at their house, perhaps to care for an elderly pet or simply to keep a watchful eye on the home at all times. Overnight stays will cost more, ranging anywhere from $50 to $100, depending on services provided. For day visits, house-sitting and pet-sitting prices will increase incrementally the longer the visit and the more service you want performed. For example, a quick 10-minute visit to feed and walk the pet and bring in the mail could be $12.50, a 25-minute visit could be $18, a 40-minute visit $25, and a 50-minute visit $32. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

Reviews for Sarasota pet sitters
Gilda k.
Sarah was wonderful with dogs. 3 Chihuahuas. They loved her from the start. Made me very comfortable with her and care of dogs. Response to text quickly. Took pictures every day and sent to me. I will have her pet sit for the foreseeable future
All Creatures Great and Small PetCareAll Creatures Great and Small PetCare
Pamela D.
Sandy runs a tight pet sitting ship. Arrives before we leave. stays until we're home. Our two elderly cats seemed happy when we returned from a 5-day trip. And we give Sandy extra kudos for finding a plumber to fix our last-minute clogged kitchen sink drains.
Sandy's Pet & House SitterSandy's Pet & House Sitter
Rebecca R.
Lisa responded immediately to my inquiry and stopped by to meet our cat and chat about her pet sitting responsibilities. We felt confident leaving Lisa to care for Minnie and appreciate her loving attitude toward the cat. She even watered my plants while we were gone! I will definitely hire Lisa again when the need arises.
Lisa's Pet SittingLisa's Pet Sitting
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